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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL HELPS OUTFIT THE BACKSTAGE “HAY BALE STUDIO� AT BONNAROO 2010

bonnaroo1WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 21, 2010 — In the sweltering June heat, over 75,000 excited concert fans descended upon Manchester, Tennessee, for the ninth Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival, June 10-13, 2010. With headliners including Jay-Z, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder and Kings of Leon, and a grand total of 160 acts over four days on five main stages and a number of side tents, this year’s Bonnaroo was bigger than ever. Backstage, many of the festival’s acts were asked to lay down tracks in a purpose-built recording studio, outfitted with the help of Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. The recorded tracks were mixed and mastered immediately and transferred to the radio tent next door for broadcast on radio stations nationwide. more

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GENERAL CABLE NAMES JOE ZAJAC MANAGER OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT

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Joe Zajac

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, July 26, 2010 – General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is pleased to announce that Joe Zajac has been named Manager, Market Development, Professional Broadcast & Commercial AV Products. In this key role, Joe will lead the market and business development efforts for both the Gepco® Brand and Sheer Wire™ line of products.

“I am pleased that Joe has accepted this position,� said Jay Lahman, Vice President and General Manager of Gepco® and Carol® Brand Products. “Joe’s 25 years of experience in the broadcast industry as well as his 14 years in manufacturing, product development and field engineering give him insight into these markets. I believe his deep technical knowledge and ability to work across the organization will further strengthen Gepco’s position as a leader in the industry.� more

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Video Mount Products’ 2010/2011 Product Catalog Now Available

Video Mount Products 2010-2011 product catalog

With more than 25 new products, Video Mount Products’ 2010-2011 product catalog is now available.

STEVENSVILLE, MD., July 26, 2010 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, CI, commercial, education, security, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce that its 2010-2011 product catalog is now available. more

NewTek Appoints Rob Powers Vice President of 3D Development

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Former “Avatar” animation technical director and virtual art department supervisor accepts new role at NewTek

LOS ANGELES – SIGGRAPH – July 26, 2010 – NewTek, worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, today announced that Rob Powers has been promoted to vice president of 3D development. Powers will oversee the design and development of NewTek’s 3D products, leveraging his extensive experience in the visual effects and film production industry. more

EARTHWORKS MICROPHONES AN INTEGRAL PART OF HOW-TO SOUND WORKSHOPS

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Eatontown, NJ – July 2010… In an effort to reach greater numbers of people and provide a more relevant worship experience, sophisticated audiovisual (AV) systems are becoming ever-more present in today’s House of Worship market. The impact of these AV systems has been profound, but training is essential in order for “newcomers� to make informed decisions about the equipment they invest in and how to properly use it—and that’s where the HOW-TO Sound Workshops enters the picture. Armed with equipment from professional audio’s leading manufacturers, the uninitiated learn the skills they’ll need to find success in their own worship facilities. Microphones are a key element in the sound reinforcement equation and, for this, seminar attendees gain first hand exposure to models from Earthworks, Inc. more

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SOUND MARKETING WEST CHOSEN TO REPRESENT AVIOM IN SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES

WEST CHESTER, PA — Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is pleased to announce that Sound Marketing West will represent the company and its full line of products in Southern California and Las Vegas. Sound Marketing West is a representative of audio, video, data, lighting and production equipment manufacturers. more

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Crown Amplifiers Kick In The Power At Moses Mabhida Stadium In South Africa

Demonstrating their ideal performance for the world’s most demanding fixed install applications, Wild & Marr recently installed Crown amplifiers to power sound at World Cup venue Moses Mabhida Stadium. The stadium also features AKG, BSS Audio, JBL, and Soundcraft components as part of the sound reinforcement system. more

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JBL VERTEC® Line Array Systems Take Center Stage At Serbia’s Exit Festival

Studio Berar, Serbia’s leading production company for professional audio, video and lighting systems, deployed a full JBL VERTEC® line array system for the 2010 Exit Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia. The festival, which is one of Europe’s largest and most popular every summer, took place July 8-11 at the historic and picturesque Petrovaradin fortress near the Danube River, drawing 165,000 music fans from around the world over the 4-day span. Studio Berar was awarded contracts to support three of the largest stages of the festival. more

Ross Video to Acquire Codan Broadcast

Iroquois, Ontario, Canada and Adelaide, Australia – July 26, 2010 – Ross Video Limited and Codan Limited jointly announced today that Ross has entered into a letter of intent to buy 100% of the shares of Codan’s wholly-owned Melbourne-based subsidiary, Codan Broadcast Products Pty Ltd. The sale, subject only to the finalization of due diligence, is scheduled for completion on 31 August, 2010. more

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Smart Monkeys Feeds its Sweet Tooth with New Show Control Programming for Hershey’s Chocolate World’s Revamped Hershey’s Really Big 3-D Show

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When Hershey’s Chocolate World, the year-round visitors center, asked Clair Brothers Audio Systems to refurbish the AV and control systems for its popular Hershey’s Really Big 3-D Show™, the systems designers and engineers called on Smart Monkeys to handle show control programming for the 3D-animated musical adventure. more

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